MEG Reading Group
Tutorial | What's in a heart beat: the why and how of heart beat analyses in relation to brain activity
I'm intending to show what you can do and can't do with the MEG recorded heart beat signal. First I will introduce some background ideas from the literature suggesting that it might be a good idea to take this sort of information into account when evaluating brain activity. Second, I will show my current analysis pipeline, using MEG derived heart beat signals and the ARTiiFACT Matlab Toolbox that is available for time- and frequency-domain analyses of inter-beat-interval data, derived from the heart beat signal.